The United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) was established in 2000 to facilitate a stronger and more coordinated response to human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). UNIAP is managed by a regional management office in Bangkok, with country project offices in the capitals of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam.
The seven UNIAP offices have a combined staff of approximately 35 and an annual budget of approximately US $2.5 million. UNIAP is funded primarily by six key donors and independent of any United Nations core funding. The primary donors include the governments of Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States, as well as Spanish foundation ANESVAD.
As an inter-agency project, UNIAP works with governments, UN, and civil society partners at all levels – regional, national and community. UNIAP has over 250 local and international partners across seven countries, including well-known international partners ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, and UNODC within the UN; ARTIP, ECPAT, Oxfam International, Save the Children, and World Vision from the international NGO sector; and dozens of local civil society organizations.
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